The controversial nature of palm-oil-derived ingredients used in animal feed is related to the bad press for palm oil in general due the environmental impacts resulting from its production and the potential risk for human health. The use of such additives is perfectly legal in Canada, however, several dairy industry associations (CILQ, PLQ and DFC) have asked dairy farmers to stop using feed containing palm oil ingredients to preserve the trust of Canadian consumers in dairy products.
Management: Public Trust and Consumer Advocacy
Posted Date: May 13, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how food supply chain could be disrupted quickly at a large scale, especially in the meat industry but also for dairy and produce. This physical disruption of the supply chain also led to a volatile price environment. More generally, the world is becoming more volatile and riskier with the increasing probability of events having large-scale impacts. Many of these global risks have the potential to profoundly disrupt agriculture and food supply chains: climate change and weather events, epizootics and pandemics. The increased risk of large-scale disruption will certainly lead to changes in how food supply chains are structured and governed.
Management: Market Disruptions
Posted Date: April 13, 2021